2) long runs
3) pointless challenges.
I left the house just after 8 and ran the 5 and a bit miles to Lloyd Park in Croydon ready for the 9 o'clock parkrun. After a very muddy but enjoyable 5k (21:49, 4th), I jogged the sububan 2 miles to Roundshaw parkrun for the 10 o'clock event. Another soggy 5k later (22:22, 12th) I was ready for the 3 and half miles home, rounding off a nice morning out of 17 miles of running. A good start to the year, the start of my ultra training for SDW50 and some speed work ahead of cross country next week (for which the sliding round has inspired me to buy some spikes). A proper multi-tasking run.